Tag Archives: John Ross

Michael James : ‘El Lechero’ in San Miguel de Allende, 1962

‘El lechero’ in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, August 1962. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul:‘El lechero‘ in San Miguel, 1962 We arrive early and … finish reading Michael James : ‘El Lechero’ in San Miguel de Allende, 1962

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Chellis Glendinning : Confessions of an Obituary ‘Aficionada’

Fred Astaire: Bidding adieu. Witness to notable crossings: Confessions of an obituary aficionada Brimming with Mississippi gentility and rousing political arguments, he drew me into the swirl of mad farmers, musicians, historians, sheep herders, and political philosophers who were demanding … finish reading Chellis Glendinning : Confessions of an Obituary ‘Aficionada’

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Thorne Dreyer : Journalist, Author, and ‘Investigative Poet’ John Ross (1938-2011)

The late great John Ross.Farewell to our great friend John Ross See “Los Muertos,” a poem by John Ross, Below. By Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog / January 18, 2011 Yesterday I received an email with the following message: … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : Journalist, Author, and ‘Investigative Poet’ John Ross (1938-2011)

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Frank Bardacke : John Ross Had All the Right Enemies

John Ross, 1938-2011. Photo by Marcia Perskie, courtesy of Michael James, Heartland Cafe, Chicago.All the right enemies:Farewell to the utterly unique John Ross By Frank Bardacke / CounterPunch / January 18, 2011 John’s gone. John Ross. I doubt that we … finish reading Frank Bardacke : John Ross Had All the Right Enemies

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SPORT / John Ross : Torture and the National Pastime

New national pastime:Torture and the San Francisco Giants By John Ross / The Rag Blog / October 9, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO — The return of liver cancer has afforded me an unexpected opportunity to contemplate the National Pastime. As I … finish reading SPORT / John Ross : Torture and the National Pastime

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John Ross : The Next Mexican Revolution

Liberation Army of the South, led by Emiliano Zapata, fought the government forces of Gen. Porfirio Diaz, in the state of Morelos, Mexico. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.The next Mexican Revolution: Don’t look now but the long-awaited resurgence of the Mexican … finish reading John Ross : The Next Mexican Revolution

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John Ross : Mexico’s Buy-Centennial ‘Grito’

Mexico’s Bicentennial: Miguel Hidalgo with the banner of the Virgen de Guadalupe.Can a new revolution be far behind?The countdown to Mexico’s Buy-Centennial ‘Viva Mexico! Let’s go kill some Gachupines!’ By John Ross / The Rag Blog / September 8, 2010 … finish reading John Ross : Mexico’s Buy-Centennial ‘Grito’

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John Ross : ‘Los Barrenderos’ are Mexico City’s ‘Working Class Heroes’

Barrendero. Photo by jmolagar / flickriver. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all … finish reading John Ross : ‘Los Barrenderos’ are Mexico City’s ‘Working Class Heroes’

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John Ross : Epic Hunger Strike in the Land of the Hungry

Cayetano Cabrera of the Mexican Electricity Workers’ Union (SME). His hunger strike was the longest in Mexican history — but it ended in futility. Photo from Musicios y Politicos y Locos.Where Hunger is palpable:Mexican hunger strike sets recordBut electrical workers … finish reading John Ross : Epic Hunger Strike in the Land of the Hungry

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John Ross : Oaxaca : Killer Governor Blown Away

Oaxaca Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (depicted above) was blown away in the recent Mexican elections by left-right candidate Gabino Cue. Cartoon from NNDB.Victor Gabino Cue a question mark:Killer Governor blown away in Oaxacan election The unlikely new governor Gabino Cue, … finish reading John Ross : Oaxaca : Killer Governor Blown Away

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Mexican Elections : ‘Which Cartel Are You Voting For?’

“Which cartel are you voting for?” Cartoon by El Fisgon / La Jornada.‘United Cartels’ are big winners inMexico’s Super Sunday elections By John Ross / The Rag Blog / July 9, 2010 See ‘The people of Oaxaca speak’ by Victor … finish reading Mexican Elections : ‘Which Cartel Are You Voting For?’

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LITERATURE / ‘Punto Final’ : ‘Adios’ to Monsivais and Saramago

Carlos Monsivais (top), and Jose Saramago. Photos from el idiota de la familia, top, and La Nousfera.Left writers as endangered species:Adios to Carlos Monsivais and Jose Saramago By John Ross / The Rag Blog / July 3, 2010 MEXICO CITY … finish reading LITERATURE / ‘Punto Final’ : ‘Adios’ to Monsivais and Saramago

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